11/01/1991

The proliferation of gender studies is enough to make even a 15-year-old boy sick of sex, but there is one subject that doesn't need the reverse Midas touch of the classroom to make it tedious to most men: religion in general, and Christianity in particular. As a result of this male reaction, the Roman Catholic [...]

The proliferation of gender studies is enough to make even a 15-year-old boy sick of sex, but there is one subject that doesn't need the reverse Midas touch of the classroom to make it tedious to most men: religion in general, and Christianity in particular. As a result of this male reaction, the Roman Catholic [...]

“In this country a man is not a father because of anything he does. He's only a father because the woman he impregnates decides to keep the baby." These words belong to Gary Bell, founder of Dads for Life, whose wife had an abortion without his knowledge. It was the summer of 1981, a summer [...]

George Macdonald was a deep-set jewel in the fabric of nineteenth-century literary life. His fantasy works for children, At the Back of the North Wind, The Golden Key, The Princess and the Goblins, The Light Princess, are generally acknowledged as classics, and his adult fantasies, Phantastes and Lilith, are pioneer explorations into dimensions of the [...]

In Northeast Washington, D.C., before a mammoth futuristic building a mighty bronze statue of Christ stands half hidden behind trees. This building is not connected with the nearby Catholic University, nor with any of the many religious orders in the neighborhood. Neither is it one of the myriad bureaucracies staffed by the federal government. Rather, [...]

Often heated debates turn upon subtle misunderstandings which are hard to spot right away. This is especially true in religious and philosophical matters. As an example, take a situation in which someone is offended because he thinks that somebody else is accusing him of a lack of orthodoxy in his particular religious faith. Let's assume [...]

Richard McBrien, one of the avatars of rebellion in the American church, seems to have passed definitively into a farcical phase. For decades now he has been a vigorous exponent of the view that Vatican II set out to dismantle the Church. A new ecclesiology had been put over on the Council Fathers by the [...]

In Chesteron’s book on St. Thomas Aquinas, the chapter on "The Aristotelian Revolution" begins, "Albert, the Swabian, rightly called the Great, was the founder of modern science. He did more than any other man to prepare that process, which has turned the alchemist into the chemist, and the astrologer into the astronomer." Albert himself, however, [...]

The newspaper business, which keeps bread on our family's table, faces the problem of declining readership. Even though almost everyone in the business is confident that newspapers will survive, many assume, too, that newspapers, as they enter the next century, will undergo major changes. There is no denying that reading habits in our country are [...]

I have found, among a certain type of person, a dislike of daydreaming of whiling away an afternoon in the sun or in the living room easy chair and simply thinking. Some think it absolutely strange—and the Catholics among them, perhaps even sinful—that I (college educated, from a good family, and so on) should regard [...]

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